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Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.



RELEASE: The Violet Flame
BACKSTORY: The classic synthpop duo returns this week with its 16th studio album, a 10-song set that features such tracks as “Stayed a Little Late Tonight, “Be the One,” “Reason,” “Smoke and Mirrors” and more.


Information SocietyInformation Society

RELEASE: _hello world
BACKSTORY: Information Society returns this week with the first new album from the classic lineup in more than 20 years. Tracks include “Land of the Blind,” “Dancing with Strangers” and “Jonestown.”


Thompson TwinsThompson Twins

RELEASE: Remixes & Rarities: Classic 12″ Mixes & B-Sides
BACKSTORY:  This two-disc, 24-track collection assembles rare tracks from the archives alongside classic full-length extended versions of the group’s hit singles from the 1980s. All remastered from the original tapes.


David BowieDavid Bowie

RELEASE: Sound + Vision
BACKSTORY: The classic David Bowie box set, originally released in 1989, is reissued yet again this week. The 4CD set spans the 21 albums from Space Oddity through The Buddha of Suburbia.





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